U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.01%

Aug 10, 2018

U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrial Metals&Mining, Forestry&Paper and Mining sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 declined 1.01%.

The best performers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Carnival PLC (LON:CCL), which rose 2.03% or 92.00 points to trade at 4623.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tui AG (LON:TUIT) added 1.49% or 23.00 points to end at 1565.50 and WPP PLC (LON:WPP) was up 1.44% or 17.50 points to 1235.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH), which fell 4.13% or 114.0 points to trade at 2644.0 at the close. Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB) declined 3.91% or 295.00 points to end at 7255.00 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) was down 3.69% or 40.00 points to 1044.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1331 to 654 and 338 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1219.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.20% or 0.80 to hit $67.61 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.14% or 0.82 to trade at $72.89 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.51% to 1.2763, while EUR/GBP fell 0.55% to 0.8937.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.75% at 96.18.